GCSEs

GCSEs – Labour’s record

  1997 2008 2009
GCSE passes at A* or A 13.8% 20.7% 21.6%
GCSE passes at A*-C 52.6% 65.7% 67.1%
English A*-C pass rate 54.8% 62.9% 62.7%
Maths A*-C pass rate 47.1% 56.3% 57.2%
15 year olds achieving five or more good GCSEs (A*-C) 45.1% 64.8% n/a*
15 year olds achieving five or more good GCSEs (A*-C) including in English & Maths 35.6% 47.3% n/a*
Number of schools where less than 30% of pupils achieve five or more good GCSEs (A*-C) including English & Maths 1610 (more than half of schools) 440 n/a*
(Expected to fall to around 280 this year, on track to zero by 2011)

* These figures will be published in January 2010